Three-time Le Mans winner McNish makes his debut on SAFEisFAST as our latest Ask a Pro
2013 World Endurance Championship winner and ex-Toyota F1 driver Allan McNish is the latest online driving instructor for SAFEisFAST.com.
During a career spanning 24 years, McNish raced for Audi, Porsche, and Toyota across a series of disciplines including Formula One, sports car racing and touring cars. By the time he hung up his helmet in 2013, the Scot had taken three overall wins at Le Mans, five Sebring 12 Hours victories, racked up 17 starts in Formula One and clinched the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship.
McNish made his debut at Le Mans in 1997 and the following year took overall victory with Porsche in only his second attempt. The Scot’s F1 debut came with the newly formed Toyota team in 2002, before becoming Renault F1’s test driver in 2003. Following F1, McNish became a key player in Audi’s decade of dominance in the LMP1 category.
Since retiring from racing in 2013, McNish has formed part of BBC’s F1 coverage and manages the career of Ford Racing’s GTE factory driver, Harry Tincknell. McNish continues to work with Audi as a brand ambassador.
SAFEisFAST.com presented by Honda Performance Development is a free online resource offering video tutorials on safety, fitness, mental skills, race craft, career development, sponsorship, marketing and more to assist the careers of drivers in all forms of racing. Allan McNish is the latest in a long list of expert motor sport professionals to serve as an Online Instructor, including Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, Indy 500 winners Dario Franchitti and Gil de Ferran and Le Mans winner Nico Hülkenberg.
Since its launch, there have been over one million views of the online tutorials, from visitors representing more than 160 countries.